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Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Editor

Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen is VP and editor-in-chief of Streaming Media magazine and StreamingMedia.com, and the conference chair for Streaming Media East, Streaming Media West, and Streaming Forum. A technology and entertainment journalist for more than 20 years, his work has appeared in the Village Voice, MTV.com, Blurt, Harp, and Paste, as well as EMedia and EventDV. Twitter @EricSchu_Ras

Articles for Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

The Quiet Conference: At IBC 2019, No News Was Good News

Some years are revolutionary, some are evolutionary, and some are just "meh." Here's why those "meh" years are the best ones for the industry.

Apple, Amazon Fire TV, and Google Anchor Streaming Media West '19

This year's Streaming Media West has a new location—in downtown L.A.!—but the same impressive roster of streaming visionaries that the industry has come to expect.

Throwback Thursday: When Bill Gates Keynoted Streaming Media West

20 years ago at the second Streaming Media West in San Jose, Microsoft chairman and CEO Bill Gates addressed a capacity crowd with a keynote on "The Digital Media Revolution."

$21: The Amount Consumers Want to Pay Barely Covers Two Services

Households are reacting to new OTT offerings by tightening their belts and closing their wallets. Is this a boon for ad-supported services or the end of expansion?

The Quiet Conference: At IBC 2019, No News Was Good News

Some years are revolutionary, some are evolutionary, and some are just "meh." Here's why those "meh" years are the best ones for the industry.

Ban the Binge! Netflix Makes the Right Move With Weekly Episodes

Whatever happened to the water cooler? Even though some viewers are howling in protest on Twitter, Netflix is making a smart choice by releasing new episodes weekly.

Voting Is Now Open for the 2019 Readers' Choice Awards!

Let the competition begin! Voting begins for the streaming video industry awards that matter most—because winners are chosen by the community itself.

Trouble Ahead: Netflix's Bad Quarter Could Turn Into a Bad Year

The constant drip, drip, drip of bad news for the SVOD leader has taken its toll, and viewers are leaving en masse. Suddenly the giant doesn't look so powerful.

The 2019 Streaming Media 50: The 50 Companies That Matter Most in Online Video in 2019

Our exclusive industry-defining list is back for 2019. Here are the 50 companies every Streaming Media reader must know, the ones leading us into the future. These are the most important, innovative, and interesting companies in the online video universe.

The List of the 50 Companies That Matter Most in Online Video in 2019

Our panel of streaming media experts has spoken, and these are the 50 companies doing the most important and innovative work in online video today.

$21: The Amount Consumers Want to Pay Barely Covers Two Services

Households are reacting to new OTT offerings by tightening their belts and closing their wallets. Is this a boon for ad-supported services or the end of expansion?

Deadline Extended: Make Your Readers' Choice Nominations Now!

What streaming technologies and products are the best of the best? Our readers will decide soon, so make your nominations today.

Trouble Ahead: Netflix's Bad Quarter Could Turn Into a Bad Year

The constant drip, drip, drip of bad news for the SVOD leader has taken its toll, and viewers are leaving en masse. Suddenly the giant doesn't look so powerful.

Their Strange Addiction: How Gen Z Uses Social Video Apps

Young people form deep connections with video- and image-based social apps, but they couldn't care less about Facebook and Twitter, a new survey shows.

Welcome to the Matrix: Beyond Scene-Based Encoding for Video

The encoding ladder served its purpose, but as streaming becomes more nuanced a ladder just doesn't provide enough options. It's nearly time for the video matrix.

Amazon Rebrands Freedive as IMDb TV, Plans European Rollout

The ad-supported service will still be free, and new deals with Warner, Sony, and MGM are helping bolster its catalog with more recent blockbusters and catalog titles.

Disaggregation Nation: Cord-Cutters Need to Make Tough Choices

The golden age of TV is also the golden age of TV providers. As the number of services grows exponentially, viewers wonder what they've gotten themselves into.

Akamai Looks to the Future of Broadcast at Edge World Conference

Broadcasters see a day coming when they won't use satellites at all, but can streaming handle the demand? Akamai explains how to beat the bottlenecks.

Star-Gazing at the Ever-Changing Streaming Video Universe

The galaxies that make up the "Streamverse" look far different today than they did 10 years ago. Some companies went supernova and others collapsed into black holes.

2019 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards: Make Your Nominations Now

What's your favorite streaming tool, tech, or service? It's time to make your nominations for the only awards in the online video industry that are chosen by end users.

The Northern Path: Cooperation and Competition in the Nordics

Could OTT services save money by working together on shared solutions? At a conference in Norway, one executive makes a plea for partnership.

The 2019 Streaming Media 50 Coming in July

Want to make sure your company is considered for our annual list of the most important, innovative, and interesting companies in the online video space? Read on.

Disney Takes Full Control of Hulu

And then there was one: Comcast will sell its stake in Hulu to Disney within five years, but The Mouse assumes full operational control immediately.

Hulu, Cheddar, and Netflix to Headline Streaming Media East 2019

The streaming world is expanding, and our conference is growing right along with it. This year, we bring you face-to-face with the area's most important players, including Roku, Nielsen, Adobe, NBC, CBS, Pluto TV, and many more.

Five Takeaways from NAB 2019: The Trends That Shaped South Hall

Conference attendance may have been slightly down this year, but South Hall—where nearly all the streaming video exhibitors were—felt busier than ever.

YouTube Execs: Take Responsibility for the Mess You've Created

Vaccination misinformation, white nationalists, improper kid vids: YouTube pretends it's a library, while its videos are doing real harm. It's time for YouTube execs to take out the trash.

Phish: 4 Nights in 4K

The relentlessly creative and adventurous band took the leap to 4K for its Halloween run in Las Vegas last year.

Join the Streaming Media Webinar: What You Need to See at NAB

Let the Streaming Media editors be your guides. NAB is an enormous conference, so we'll help you plan ahead. Take a hour to learn what this year's show has to offer.

What Defines OTT? Even the Experts Can't Agree on a Meaning

The theme of this year's Streaming Forum was "OTT: Better Than Broadcast?" But before they could debate that topic attendees needed to decide what OTT means.

Consolidation in the OVP Space, or What Happened to Ooyala?

How did one of the biggest names in online video go from a $270 million purchase to being snapped up for parts in only a few short years? And what does this mean for the industry?

SeaChange Acquires Xstream in $5.5 Million Deal

The Copenhagen-based Xstream, which generated $6.6 million in SaaS revenues in 2018, sold to SeaChange in a cash and common stock deal valued at $5.5 million.

Should the Buyer Beware? Not at Streaming Media

In this ad-heavy world, it's hard to tell what's paid for and what's editorial. But one place you won't have a problem is on this site or at Streaming Media conferences. That's our promise to every reader and attendee.

PBS Is Missing From Streaming Lineups, and That Needs to Change

Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street? And all the other great programs on PBS? For cord-cutters, PBS is a no-show and it's sorely missed.

Beyond 'Bandersnatch': Choose Your Own Inspiration at SME

Netflix's Andy Schuler will reveal how the company makes interactive content work when he presents a Streaming Media East keynote in May.

Sky: Personalization is a Powerful Proposition

In this Streaming Forum keynote preview, Sky portfolio & program manager Deepa Kutty shares the broadcaster's current and future plans for targeted programming and advertising

DAZN CTO: OTT Will Replace Broadcast TV

In this Streaming Forum keynote preview, DAZN Group CTO Florian Diederichsen talks about the future of OTT and the sport SVOD service's rapid growth: "Our vision is to do for sport what Spotify has done for music and Netflix has done for TV."

DAZN CTO: OTT Will Replace Broadcast TV

In this Streaming Forum keynote preview, DAZN Group CTO Florian Diederichsen talks about the future of OTT and the sport SVOD service's rapid growth: "Our vision is to do for sport what Spotify has done for music and Netflix has done for TV."

Speak at Streaming Media East 2019

Executives and engineers from companies like Facebook, Google, Netflix, Hulu, and Disney have presented at Streaming Media East in the past. This year, we'll be featuring the OTT Leadership Summit, Video Engineering Summit, and Live Streaming Summit, and it could be your turn.

DAZN, Sky to Keynote 2019 Streaming Forum

The London event is set for 26 February, and will also offer sessions on AV1, HEVC, ATSC 3.0, latency, and more. Registration is now open.

Press Pause, Get an Ad?

Hulu and AT&T's plan to show commercials when viewers pause is a reminder that these are tech companies, not broadcasters, at heart

DAZN, Sky to Keynote 2019 Streaming Forum

The London event is set for 26 February, and will also offer sessions on AV1, HEVC, ATSC 3.0, latency, and more. Registration is now open.

Live Streaming Summit: The.LAND Charts New Monetization Territory

This year's Live Streaming Summit at Streaming Media West kicks off with a discussion about the challenges and opportunities around monetizing live streams. We spoke with moderator Christopher Roselli of The.LAND about new approaches to monetization.

OTT Leadership Summit: Crunchyroll on How to Super-Serve Fans

At the OTT Leadership Summit at Streaming Media West, Michael Dale of Ellation—which runs both Crunchyroll and VRV—will join panelists from Fox, Tribune Media, and Vubiquity to discuss how to create OTT services consumers want.

The 2018 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Finalists

281 nominees. More than 25,000 votes. 90 finalists. Here's who made the shortlist of the top streaming video products and services in our annual reader poll.

The 2018 Streaming Media 50: The 50 Companies That Matter Most in Online Video in 2018

Our industry-defining list takes a slightly new format for 2018. Here are the 50 most important companies in the online video industry, the ones leading us into the future. Making it onto the list is now even more of a challenge, as it should be.

The List of the 50 Companies That Matter Most in Online Video in 2018

Presenting our 2018 list of the 50 companies doing the most interesting and innovative work in streaming video. We're shining a spotlight on the companies that enable the creation and delivery of today's video revolution.

Bridging the Streaming Media Gender Gap

The Women in Streaming Media group, which strives to improve the visibility of women in our industry had its first meetup at IBC, but the entire industry needs to make a better effort to make sure women's voices are heard.

Streaming Media West Call for Speakers Deadline Extended

Didn't get your speaking submission in by the original deadline? Don't fret—you've got until July 6 to submit proposals to speak at Streaming Media West, including the Video Engineering Summit, the OTT Leadership Summit, the Sports Streaming Summit, and of course the Live Streaming Summit.

Web Event: Advanced Live Streaming Technologies and Strategies

From the World Cup to the executive suite, nothing presents more opportunites and more challenges than live streaming. Join us on May 17 for a webinar that looks at technologies and strategies to help you maximize your live streaming efforts.

20 Years of Streaming Media: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Streaming Media launched during the dot-com bubble, and while some of the early players faded away when their funding ran out, others helped chart the future of the industry.

Facebook, Netflix, and Google Lead Streaming Media East Speaker Lineup

It's the only event that covers the entire online video ecosystem, from live streaming to OTT and video marketing and advertising. We're celebrating our 20th anniversary with our best lineup of speakers and content yet—and a giveaway you won't want to miss.

Stakes Are High, but Joe Inzerillo Is Batting 1.000 With BAMTech

BAMTech's EVP and CTO faces challenges such as international expansion and a lack of standards as he attempts to out-innovate the competition.

The Streaming Media East Conference Is New and Improved for 2018

Now in its 20th year, Streaming Media East is keeping its focus as the world's leading online video conference, while adding new tracks and events to broaden its value.

New Streaming Media Blog coming in 2019

New blog will be the go-to destination for opinion, analysis, and insights into the entire online video ecosystem, from glass to glass.

Content Delivery and Live Streaming Summits Return to Streaming Media East

Both the Content Delivery Summit and the Live Streaming Summit will be back as part of this year's Streaming Media East event, with new chairs and new ideas.

New Streaming Media Blog Coming in 2018

New blog will be the go-to destination for opinion, analysis, and insights into the entire online video ecosystem, from glass to glass.

Streaming Forum Gets Smarter, Focuses on AI and Machine Learning

The Streaming Forum conference returns to London in February 2018, this time with a forward-thinking discussion on how AI will impact online video.

Majority of Viewers Expect Problems in OTT Sports Streams

According to a survey by YouGov, sponsored by Phenix, nearly three-quarters of fans expect some sort of issue, whether buffering, delays, poor picture quality, or even complete service loss.

In 2017, the Online Video Landscape Is Changing at a Rapid Rate

We now watch television differently than we used to, and the underlying tech is vastly different, as well. New companies emerge every year to take us into the future.

The 2017 Streaming Media 100: The 100 Companies That Matter Most in Online Video in 2017

The list that sets the standard is back. Streaming Media presents its authoritative list of the most important companies in the online video industry, the ones leading us into the future. Our fast-changing industry is reflected in a list with plenty of new names.

The List of the 100 Companies That Matter Most in Online Video in 2017

Presenting our 2017 list of the 100 companies doing the most interesting and innovative work in streaming video. We're shining a spotlight on the companies that enable the creation and delivery of today's video revolution.

Streaming Forum '18 Call for Speakers Now Open

Sky's Jeff Webb will keynote the 2018 Streaming Forum, which will focus on "Building Smarter OTT Services." Want to speak at the event? Read on to find out how.

IBM Watson Media Takes Center Court at US Open

The tennis tournament is using an AI-based solution that IBM calls "cognitive highlights" to deliver the most important clips to fans

AWS Elemental's Sam Blackman Dies at 41

Blackman led Elemental Technologies from a startup in 2006 to an acquisition by Amazon in 2015, inspiring the industry with his commitment to streaming technology and community service

VidCon '17: Facebook Announces App for Video Creators

New app will include a Live Creator Kit letting creators add intros, outs, frames, and custom stickers, all part of Facebook's new mission to build communities

VidCon '17: YouTube Intros VR180, Announces New Content

Rhett & Link helped YouTube execs share news about a new VR format, minor updates to the YouTube platform, and new content initiatives, as well as the expansion of the YouTube TV service into new markets.

Is Apple Giving Up on Live TV and a Skinny Bundle Offering?

There may be peace in our time between Amazon and Apple. While that's good news for home streamers, it suggests Apple is no longer interested in creating a skinny bundle.

Unfiltered Live Online Video Shows the Need for Journalists

Access to live video from breaking world events is a double-edged sword: It brings a compelling eyewitness-to-history view, while bypassing critical cultural gatekeepers.

Join Our Webinar March 30 On Optimizing Video Workflow

Limelight Networks will discuss how you can streamline delivery to a diversity of devices without sacrificing video quality or failing to meet viewer expectations

BT Preps OTT Service: Streaming Forum Preview

BT is using an evidence-based approach to build a standalone OTT service that also integrates with existing offerings. BT Head of IPTV solutions and Streaming Forum keynote speaker Mike Rizzo talks about what the company has learned from BT Sport and how it will compete with other OTT services.

Long on Shortcomings, DirecTV Now Is No Replacement for Cable

The introductory price is nice, but that's all there is to love about AT&T's DirecTV Now service which is full of commercials and lacks a DVR.

Gartner Releases 2016 Enterprise Video Magic Quadrant

Brightcove, Kaltura, MediaPlatform, Panopto, and VBrick all emerge as leaders in the annual Gartner Magic Quadrant for enterprise video content management systems

Wowza Introduces HTML5 Media Player

The new Wowza Player is available for free to Wowza Streaming Engine and Streaming Cloud customers.

MPEG-LA Announces MPEG-DASH Patent Portfolio License

No royalties would apply to clients and "DASH segments based on DASH Initiators" for the first 100,000 units; royalties of 5 cents per unit would apply after the 100,000 unit threshold with a cap of $30 million per licensing term

The 2016 Streaming Media 100: The 100 Companies That Matter Most in Online Video in 2016

It's that time of the year again: Here's Streaming Media's annual list of the biggest players in the online video industry. These are the 100 companies dominating the present and charting the future.

The List of the 100 Companies That Matter Most in Online Video in 2016

Discover our 2016 list of the 100 companies doing the most interesting and innovative work in streaming video. We're shining a spotlight on the companies that enable the creation and delivery of today's video revolution.

Twitter and the NFL: Business as Usual Isn’t Good Enough

For years, over-the-top video providers have struggled to be as good as broadcast. But that's setting the bar too low: They need to be better.

Streaming in 2016: Can't Complain

There's plenty of room for improvement in the consumer streaming video experience, but from the Rio Olympics to the Tragically Hip, it's bringing us live events in ways that were unimaginable 25 years ago.

Globosat, NET, and Elemental Team to Stream Olympics in Brazil

Brazilian pay TV provider/broadcaster Globosat and pay TV/broadband provider NET are both using Elemental Technologies solutions to make the 2016 Rio Olympics the "most connected games in history."

An End to the Wild West: It's Time for Streaming Standards!

Enough with the codec confusion. The online video space won't really thrive until industry standards are put in place and enforced by the government.

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2016 Best of NAB Awards

Is your company going to make a splash with news at NAB? If you want to be considered for our annual Best of NAB awards, submit your information now to be sure you're on our radar.

Game On: Television Is Going Through Revolutionary Changes

We're living through a new golden age of TV. It's game over for traditional linear TV, but game on for the new on-demand model, where the best worldwide content is just a tap away.

A New Year Brings Familiar Trials to the Streaming Video World

As 2016 begins, StreamingMedia.com looks at the content, monetization, and workplace challenges that face the industry. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

CES '16: FreeCast Launches SelectTV Set-Top Box

The company that brought you the Rabbit TV aggregation service now offers that service—and more, including a fully functioning PC—in a set-top box due to ship in April.

CES '16: Cisco Delivers For Shaw's New FreeRange App

Cisco expands its video solutions offerings with Infinite Broadcast and Open Media Distribution, a cloud-ready CDN platform that Shaw Communications is using for its just-announced FreeRange mobile service

CES '16: Binge-Watching Is Fundamentally Changing TV

With viewers using multiple devices to binge not just on new shows but old ones, the TV landscape is more competitive than ever, say reps from Facebook, Starz, National Geographic, and more.

CES '16: Panasonic Brings Its OLED TV To The U.S.

First introduced at IFA in Berlin last fall, the UHD Alliance-certified curved CZ950 made its U.S. debut, giving LG some competition in the OLED market

CES '16: Samsung Updates Smart Hub, Intros New UHD TVs

The new version of Smart Hub on all 2016 Samsung connected TVs gathers all content—live TV, OTT services, games, and connected devices—in one place.

Streaming Forum Returns to London in 2016

The call for speaking proposals is open for the next Streaming Forum, which will be part of BVE's London Entertainment Week in February

The Streaming Media 100: The One Hundred Companies That Matter Most in Online Video in 2015

The list the online video industry waits for is here: It's Streaming Media's annual list of the biggest players around. These are the 100 companies charting the future during a time of transaction.

The List of the 100 Companies That Matter Most in Online Video in 2015

Discover our 2015 list of the 100 companies doing the most interesting and innovative work in streaming video. Now in its fifth year, the list shows a new maturity, a sign of an industry coming into its own.

Apple Loses Innovation Edge in Video; Now Amazon Takes the Lead

What happened to Apple as an innovator? For truly innovative streaming video hardware and software, look at what Amazon is doing.

As YouTube Celebrity Enters the Mainstream, VidCon Grows Up

In 2015, the media finally took notice of VidCon, the wildly successful conference for YouTube creators, fans, and the rest of the online video industry.

VidCon 2015: YouTube Announces New Mobile App, More VR, and Diamond Play Button

VidCon's expanded Industry Track ends its first day with YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki with a keynote heavy on the platform's success and achievements, as well as a few new features and diamond play button awards for channels with ten million subscribers

A Streaming Snapshot: Articles Show Video Industry in Transition

HTML5 and MPEG-DASH are enjoying the spotlight, but Flash may never go away. This month's Streaming Media magazine shows the state of the industry.

Live Streaming Summit Joins Streaming Media West Offerings

Call for speakers now open for the only U.S. event devoted completely to the technologies and strategies involved in streaming large-scale live events and live linear channels

Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight Exposes Video Piracy Problems

Live streaming apps Meerkat and Periscope got bad press for allowing the fight to be pirated, but the real culprits have been around for far longer.

Going Behind the Scenes at Grammy Live

It takes a year to plan the 9-hour live coverage for the Grammy Awards, which this year served 7 million view sessions. Here's how Akamai, All Mobile Video Digital Media, and a team of over 100 people put it together.

The Golden Age of Streaming?

As anyone who's binge-watched a favorite show will tell you, there's an embarrassment of riches of great online video content. But why does so much of it still adhere to the conventions of broadcast TV?

New Discovery Track at Streaming Media East

Discover what Streaming Media East has to offer—the exhibit hall, keynotes, networking events, and the brand-new Discovery Track of how-to sessions, panel discussions, and product labs—all for a new low price.

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2015 Best of NAB Awards

Will your company be making news at NAB 2015? Do you want Streaming Media to consider your new product or service for our annual Best of NAB awards? Read on to find out how to make sure you're in the running.

SXSW '15: Sitcom Community Finds a New Home at Yahoo

The move from network to digital has brought the writers and crew of Community new freedom, but they say they're only doing what's true to the spirit of the show, which launches its sixth season Tuesday.

SXSW '15: Meerkat's Ben Rubin in the Spotlight

In a last-minute addition to the busy SXSW schedule, Yahoo tech guru David Pogue interviewed Meerkat CEO Ben Rubin about the company's speedy rise—and the challenges it's already facing

SXSW '15: From The Walking Dead to Nerd Court

The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman joined his Skybound partner David Alpert and Maker Studios' Erin McPherson to discuss their process for creating and iterating great content for online, and how it differs from television

Standalone HBO GO Service Likely to Spur Further Cord-Cutting: Report

17% of U.S. broadband customers are likely to subscribe to HBO GO when the service becomes available, says Parks Associates, with more than half of survey respondents saying they'll cut the cord entirely.

CES Report: Consumers Call the Shots in the Multiscreen Future

The future of television will be marked by skinnier bundles, more a la carte offerings, and seamless delivery across multiple devices, say speakers from Adobe, Dish, Gracenote, Piksel, and Verizon on CES Digital Hollywood panel

CES Report: YouTube and the Power of Programming

YouTube is the go-to destination for video content for millennials and younger generations, but as some of its best-known programs and creators get bigger than the platform itself, both YouTube and the entertainment industry at large wrestle with what comes next.

With the Ice Bucket Challenge, User-Generated Video Ruled in 2014

The biggest streaming video story of the year showed that even the World Cup and HBO Go can't outperform creative user-generated content.

Premium Online Video a la Carte: Be Careful What You Wish For

The good news is that a la carte streaming video options will expand greatly in 2015. The bad news is that consumers still won't save any money.

The List of the 100 Companies that Matter Most in Online Video in 2014

Read our 2014 list of the 100 companies doing the most interesting and innovative work in streaming video. Now in its fourth year, the list has become a benchmark for the industry.

The Streaming Media 100: The One Hundred Companies that Matter Most in Online Video in 2014

The wait is over: Here's our annual list of the biggest players in the online video industry. Not only are all 100 doing fantastic work today, but they're also blazing a trail by showing us what's possible for tomorrow.

IBC Attendees Move in Unison to the Next Big Thing

Whether they're talking about the cloud, 3D, 4K, or HEVC, IBC vendors and visitors look for the next shiny button to push. But will that advance the industry?

How to Win the Piracy War: Offer Premium Content at a Fair Price

The video industry has learned from the music industry's mistakes: Fight online piracy by offering easy access and affordable pricing.

Streaming Media West Introduces New Discovery Pass

Never been to a Streaming Media West event? The new Discovery Pass makes it easier than ever to check out the exhibit hall, keynotes, networking opportunities, and our new two-day Discovery Track of how-to sessions, product labs, and panel discussions

Twitch Is a Billion Dollar Surprise, Even for Video Insiders

When reports emerged that Google would acquire Twitch for $1 billion, even many in the online video industry hadn't heard of it. How is that possible?

Survey: The State of HEVC Adoption

Are you already using HEVC? Are you thinking about it, but waiting until encoding times get shorter? Or are you still on the fence? We want to hear from you in our Streaming Media HEVC Survey.

Streaming Forum Keynote Preview: Multiscreen BT Sport Delivery—One Year On

BT's Jérôme Tassel will share a look behind the scenes at the launch of BT Sport as well as the launch of YouView and the evolution of BT's TV services in the 2014 Streaming Forum opening keynote

Streaming Forum Keynote Preview: Norway's Multiscreen Olympics

In a country obsessed with skiing, failure was not an option when TV 2 Sumo delivered its first multiscreen Olympics. Kristian Bruarøy will offer a behind-the-screen look at how Norwegian broadcaster TV 2's OTT service overcame technical challenges and public doubts for the Sochi games.

Streaming Media East: Roku Rethinking its Approach as More MVPDs Sign On

No longer a "little company," Roku says it now accounts for a quarter of all video viewing in households that have its devices

Comment: Is Fire TV Really Just Home Shopping Network in a Box?

As a connected device for viewing content, the Fire TV is nothing special—at least not yet. But as a way to get you to buy more stuff from Amazon, it could be the ultimate Trojan horse.

Content Is King With Online Video, But it's Not the Only King

In 2014, content's monarchy is over. It now shares the crown with technology and the audience, each essential elements for building an online video platform.

CES 2014: iStreamPlanet Adds PlayReady for Live and Live Linear

PlayReady expands users' ability to address both content protection and business rules, including ad insertion, in Aventus; workflow solution will also add DASH support, RTMP output, and multicast in the next year

Blurred Lines: Divisions Between Second Screen and First Are Becoming Cloudier

At today's 2nd Screen Summit, execs from CBS Interactive, YuMe, Videology, Mass Relevance, and Ogilvy explored how second-screen content and experiences can drive first-screen engagement, and how that can be monetized.

Nielsen Plans to Launch Cross-Platform Metrics in September

Company will offer content publishers an SDK that will allow watermarking inside ID3 tags and can deliver measurement for both in-app and in-browser viewing; those measurements will be combined with broadcast numbers and cover longer time periods than today's metrics

Embracing Scare Tactics, the Cable Industry Still Doesn’t Get It

Can the cable and satellite companies frighten viewers into keeping expensive pay TV subscriptions? It's frightening that they think so.

Who Says Print Is Dead? Streaming Media Ups its Print Schedule

The leading voice of the online video community is increasing its print run from six to nine issues per year due to huge demand. Yes, there's a little irony here.

The 2013 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Winners

The end users have spoken, and these are their go-to products and companies in 26 categories, announced at a ceremony at Streaming Media West

The 2013 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Finalists

Here are the top vote-getters in 26 categories; we'll be announcing the winners at Streaming Media West

Over-the-Top Solutions Abound, But the Term Is Losing It's Meaning

When even shortwave companies tout OTT solutions, the term has clearly taken off. OTT is expanding, and Streaming Media is going with it.

The Streaming Media 100: The One Hundred Companies that Matter Most in Online Video in 2013

Presenting our annual list of the companies that matter most in online video. In the fiercely competitive streaming media space, these companies are doing jaw-dropping work today and leading us into tomorrow.

The List of the 100 Companies that Matter Most in Online Video in 2013

Read our 2013 list of the 100 companies doing the most interesting and innovative work in streaming video. Now in its third year, the list is more competitive than ever.

Readers' Choice Awards Voting Opens Today

You've got until October 25 to vote for the best in online video technology in 26 categories. So what are you waiting for?

Why Curation Devalues the Product, Creator, and Viewer

One of the hot buzzwords of the last few years, "curation" is showing itself to be an empty vessel that does more harm than good.

OTT Multiscreen World

If you're keen on reading this latest installment in the Streaming Media Innovation Series, you already know what I'm about to say: If you're not delivering your content over-the-top to multiple screens, you're not really in the streaming media game.

Cord-Cutters Find No Easy Solution to Replacing Cable

Those ready to dump cable or satellite subscriptions should be careful what they ask for. Cobbled together alternatives can be ungainly and challenging.

Gracenote Boosts Second-Screen Presence with Video APIs

Introduced at the TVOT Hackathon in San Francisco, new APIs show Gracenote stepping up its second-screen game

Streaming Forum Preview: Enhancing the Second Screen Experience with Video

Second-screen apps are everywhere, but precious view actually offer video. Wowza's Chris Knowlton will discuss how that's changing, and how you can integrate your streaming and OTT workflows to create awesome multi-screen experiences for your content.

Streaming Forum Preview: MPEG-DASH and HEVC Take Center Stage

The Streaming Forum programme is loaded with sessions exploring MPEG-DASH and HEVC from every possible angle. Here's a look at who'll be speaking and what they'll be talking about.

Streaming Forum Preview: Encoding for Multiple Devices

Jan Ozer will present four sessions at the Streaming Forum, including a how-to session designed to help attendees establish an encoding workflow to produce a single set of files for the three primary delivery platforms: PC, mobile, and OTT.

Streaming Forum Preview: Does (Screen) Size Matter for Advertisers?

YuMe will present the results of a survey it undertook with UK research firm Decipher into consumer behaviour on laptops, tablets, and smartphones, and how advertisers and content owners alike can maximise their distribution and campaigns

LG Introduces IP Set-Top Boxes at Cable Show

Smart TVs or dumb TVs with smart connected devices? LG tries to have it both ways at the Cable Show in Washington, D.C.

Streaming Forum Preview: The Power of Storyshowing

Jason Thibeault of Limelight Networks will keynote Day 2 of the Streaming Forum in London, presenting a talk called "The Power of Storyshowing" that will both present practical advice for successful digital storytelling and offer inspiration for attendees to get out there and tell their own stories with video

Streaming Forum Preview: Netflix Aims to "Delight" Customers

Netflix will kick off Streaming Forum 2013 with a panel discussion highlighting the unique challenges—and opportunities—for SVOD providers to build a content and service supply chain in Europe

One Quarter of All Videos Viewed in March were Ads

Video viewings inched upward in March, but video ad viewings skyrocketed to more than 13 billion video ads totaling more than 5 billion minutes

The 2013 Streaming Media All-Stars

It's time once again to celebrate the people who made our industry great in the past year and continue to drive innovation. Presenting ten new inductees to that elite group, the Streaming Media All-Stars!

The DRM Debate Is Dead and Both Sides Won

The video industry has learned from the music industry's disastrous example, and created fair rights management systems.

Take Streaming Media's Video Service & Security Survey

We get your input on perception vs. reality in OTT video trends; you get entered for a chance to win a new iPad

An Instragram for Video? No Thanks, Says the Industry

Take a step back and see that the online video industry has grown up. It's more concerned with what works than what's sexy.

Streaming Media Europe 2013 Speaking Submissions Due 28 February

This year's event, called Streaming Forum 2013, will be held in London in June, so get your speaking proposals in soon. We're especially interested in case studies from the corporate, education, sport, and entertainment verticals.

CES Report: Livestream Announces Broadcaster LTE with Built-In Verizon 4G

New version of also features built-in battery and 5.4 Ghz Wi-Fi support

CES Report: Asus Introduces Qube for Google TV

Google TV's not dead yet, with Asus joining other manufacturers in announcing devices that run the platform

Who's in Charge of Online Video? The Viewer, Naturally

Whether you're creating a magazine, website, or online video, listening to the audience is crucial. Let them lead the way.

CORRECTION: Kaltura Completed a $25 Million Round - NOT Restating Earnings, as Mistakenly Reported by Streaming Media Earlier This Week

Largest funding round to date highlights a year in which Kaltura reported significant customer wins and industry kudos

2012 Readers' Choice Awards Winners

Winners were announced at a ceremony today at Streaming Media West in Los Angeles

2012 Readers' Choice Awards Finalists

With more than 58,000 votes, this year's Readers' Choice Awards drew more attention than ever. Here are the finalists; winners will be announced at Streaming Media West in Los Angeles on Halloween.

The Streaming Media 100: The One Hundred Companies that Matter Most in Online Video in 2012

Old vets join new kids on the block in our list of the 100 most important companies in online video.

The List of the 100 Companies that Matter Most in Online Video in 2012

Discover our 2012 list of the 100 companies doing the most interesting and innovative work in streaming video. Did your favorites make the list?

MPEG DASH and HEVC: Do Standards Drive Innovation or Stifle It?

The talk at IBC was about MPEG DASH and HEVC, and that talk grew louder and angrier as the conference went on. Will standards lead to the end of the world as we know it?

2012 Readers' Choice Awards: Voting Now Open

25 categories. More than 280 nominees. It's time for you to cast your vote in the biggest awards in online video, and the only awards that are chosen by the people using these products, services, and technologies every day.

VidCon Brings Together the Stars, Fans, and Passion of YouTube

The annual gathering of video-makers and video-watchers shows that YouTube has a strong community, but perhaps too much passive devotion.

Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards: Make Your Nominations Now

With more categories than ever, you can now make your nominations for the best in online video technology, products, and services

Live Entertainment Goes Online, but Sometimes More Is Less

A world of entertainment is available for armchair travelers, but video streaming can harm the intimacy of a live show.

WeVideo Secures $19.2 Million, Integrates with Google Drive

Cloud-based video editing company says it plans to use investment to expand partnership program; brings video collaboration to Google Drive

The 2012 Streaming Media All-Stars

It's time once again to celebrate the people who made our industry great in the past year and continue to drive innovation. Presenting the ten new inductees to the Streaming Media All-Stars!

Listen Up Hollywood: Copy Protection Needs to Go

It's time to give the people what they want and let them enjoy their movies anytime, anywhere, and on any device.

Editor's Note: Big Time

Streaming Media is expanding, with a bigger Sourcebook, the new Streaming Media Producer site, and soon a Streaming Media app for iOS and Android.

Introducing Streaming Media Producer

Our new website shines a spotlight on the issues and challenges facing professional online video producers, featuring tutorials, reviews, and behind-the-scenes looks at successful productions

2012 Streaming Media Sourcebook Editor's Note

We're growing the Streaming Media brand with Streaming Media Producer and an expanded Buyer's Guide section in this year's Streaming Media Industry Sourcebook.

MPEG DASH's Future: Unified Format or DASHed Hopes?

MPEG DASH is a hot topic for the online video industry right now, but will it actually lead to a single format future?

The 2011 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Winners

Announced earlier today at Streaming Media West, here are the winners in our annual Readers' Choice Awards—the only awards program in the online video industry where the end users vote for the products, services, and companies that they feel are the market leaders

The 2011 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Finalists

Here are the top three vote-getters in each of the 20 categories in the 2011 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards. Winners will be announced next week at Streaming Media West.

Streaming Media Europe Preview

With the addition of Connected Home and keynotes from YouTube and Virgin Media, this year's Streaming Media Europe promises to be bigger and better than ever

HLS Was the Topic du Jour at IBC

Streaming protocols are getting people talking and the buzz is loudest about Apple HTTP Live Streaming.

Streaming Media 100: The One Hundred Companies that Matter Most in Online Video

It's the first annual Streaming Media 100, Streaming Media magazine's editors' picks for the 100 companies that have the greatest impact on the streaming media industry.

The List of the 100 Companies that Matter Most in Online Video

Discover our inaugural list of the 100 companies doing the most interesting and innovative work in streaming video. Did your favorites make the list?

Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Voting Now Open

It's time to let the readers have their say on more than 220 nominations in 20 categories. We'll announce the winners at Streaming Media West in November.

The 2011 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards: Now Accepting Nominations

It's that time again--submit your nominations today for this year's Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards.

True Blood Vampires Sink their Fangs into Connected TVs

The appearance of connected TV service on True Blood doesn't raise an eyebrow, and shows how quickly streaming video is finding followers.

Hands-On with Boxee for iPad

Long in development, the Boxee iPad app arrived this morning. We got an early sneak peek and present this visual guide to the app's pluses and minuses.

The 2011 Streaming Media All-Stars

Presenting the fourth-annual Streaming Media All-Stars, the 15 best and the brightest who had the greatest impact on our industry this year.

YouTube for the Enterprise Finally a Reality

Companies like Wells Fargo, Microsoft, and IBM are embracing both video and social media, and recently discussed best practices and challenges in encouraging and leveraging employee-generated video content

The Need for Curation: Thousands of Channels and Everything Is On

With so much great online video streamed to our PCs, laptops, iPhones, iPads, Android devices, and even our televisions via the Internet, how do we know where the good stuff is?

Announcing the Publisher's Online Video Workshop

Niche publishers are embracing online video, and Streaming Media has teamed up with Niche Digital to offer a one-day event to help them get the most out of it

Video CDN Market to Grow to More Than $1 Billion in 2012

While video traffic continues to grow, prices will keep on dropping, keeping the annual compound growth rate for the video CDN market to between 40-45% for the next two years.

CDNs Offering End-to-End Video Ecosystem Services

Encoding, transcoding, DRM, and analytics are among the services CDN customers are now demanding. This Content Delivery Summit panel discussion explores how CDNs, telcos, and others are responding.

Apple Will Reveal iCloud Next Week

Apple confirms it will finally unveil its long-awaited iCloud service at next week's WWDC, along with the Lion OS and iOS5

Wowza Denies Adobe's Allegations of Patent Infringement

Wowza calls Adobe's claims of patent infringement, unfair competition, and false advertising "unfounded and spurious" in a response filed yesterday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Get Your Video on the iPad, iPhone, and Android Devices

A Streaming Media East panel looks at all the challenges—from encoding to monetization—that organizations face in getting their video content onto iOS, Android, and other mobile devices

Transcoding: In-House or In the Cloud?

It's the great transcoding debate: Do it in-house, or enlist a cloud-based service to do it for you? This Streaming Media East panel addresses the pros and cons of both approaches.

Online Video Ads Growing Faster Than Other Online Ad Categories

A new survey from BrightRoll finds online video edging out mobile video and social media as the fastest-growing type of online advertising

HBO Launches iPad App, Will Keynote Streaming Media East

A video review of the new HBO Go app for iPad, which HBO co-president Eric Kessler will talk about along with the company's online video strategy next week at Streaming Media East and live on StreamingMedia.com

Limelight Acquires CMS Provider Clickability for $10 Million

Clickability acquisition will help Limelight round out its non-CDN services, following the acquisition of Delve Networks last year

Leo Laporte Talks Video, Radio, and Jerry Todd

The Tech Guy, Leo Laporte, talks about the way his radio career prepared him for the world of online video and reminisces about the brilliance of SCTV's Jerry Todd character

Adam Carolla: The New King of All Media?

Adam Carolla has conquered TV, radio, publishing, and podcasting. In this exclusive video interview, he shares some of his secrets.

Adam Carolla, Leo Laporte Among the "Broadcast Minds" at NAB

Tune in live on StreamingMedia.com Tuesday at 9:30 p.m ET/6:30 p.m. PT for NewTek's "Broadcast Minds" with Adam Carolla, Leo Laporte, the NBA, and St. John's University

RealNetworks Reboots with Upgraded Helix Server

Fighting misconceptions, RealNetworks comes out with a new version of Helix Universal Media Server—and a new attitude

SXSW Interactive: It's About Relationships, not Technology

If you went to SXSW Interactive with your mind set on video, you missed the point.

2011 Editors' Picks for the Best in Streaming Video

What do the Apple iPad, BitTorrent, and the Roku XDS have in common? They're all winners in our book.

Editor's Note: Embrace the Chaos

The online video industry is a mess—and we wouldn't have it any other way.

Al Franken, Felicia Day Lead SXSW Interactive Lineup

Expect video to be front and center at this year's SXSW Interactive, "the center of the digital content universe."

2011 Streaming Media All-Stars: Make Your Nominations Now

We'll announce our Streaming Media All-Star Team in April, but we need your nominations. Who are your picks for the 2011 "Who's Who of Online Video"?

Editor's Note: Premium Blend

Everybody talks about so-called "premium content," but all too often what they're referring to is pap that's benefitted from "premium marketing"

The 2010 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Award Winners

More voters, more votes, and more winners than ever before. The readers have spoken, and here are the winners.

Editor's Note: Got to Be Real

As the success of Funny or Die demonstrates, a successful social media strategy is all about an authentic relationship with your audience

The Art and Science of Funny or Die

The continued success of Funny or Die—the site launched by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's "The Landlord"—is a shining example of marrying the best of Hollywood to the best of Silicon Valley.

Announcing the 2010 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Finalists

More than 7,000 voters cast a total of more than 58,000 votes in 22 categories. See who the top three vote-getters are in each category.

Nordic Media Summit Brings Togethers Scandinavian Online Video Leaders

The event, organized by Xstream, will feature speakers from Aftonbladet, Ekstra Bladet, TV2 Norway, and Microsoft.

VBrick Brings Streaming to Unified Communications

OCS Streaming Gateway and Enterprise Media System integrates streaming video into Microsoft Office Communicator and SharePoint

Voting Now Open for 2010 Readers' Choice Awards

More than 200 companies, products, or services have been nominated. Now it's your turn to vote.

Editor's Note: It Is What It Is

Unicorn Introduces Media-as-a-Service 4.0

Among other changes, the new version of Unicorn Media's platform offers multiple users within a single account, each with their own access rules

Streaming Media Magazine: October/November 2010 Preview

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2010 Readers' Choice Awards

It's time once again to submit your choices for the top products, technologies, and companies in the online video space.

iPad and HTML5 Support: Hype or Reality?

A new survey-based report by StreamingMedia.com's Jan Ozer reveals just how widespread iPad and HTML5 Video support is today, and how prevalent it will be in the next 18 months.

Introducing Our Latest Site, OnlineVideo.net

OnlineVideo.net is "StreamingMedia.com" for the rest of the world

Editor's Note: Eight is Enough

2010 Editors’ Picks

Our annual list of the most innovative, most important, and just plain coolest stuff in online video

Editor's Note: The Impression That I Get

The best thing about our annual Streaming Media All-Stars feature-in addition to hearing both the humility and the genuine appreciation in the voices of the latest honorees-is reading their responses to the questions we pose to them about their own achievements and their thoughts on where the industry is going.

The 2010 Streaming Media All-Stars

The third annual Streaming Media All-Star team is made up of the people who've done the most over the years to advance both new technologies and sustainable business models, as well as those who time and time again have given back by educating newcomers inside the industry and evangelizing about online video to those outside it.

Editor's Note: Right On The Money

Veeple To Add Titles, Keywords to Embed Codes

Veeple's addition of video titles and keywords to embed codes is designed to improve discoverability and Google rankings.
Fri., Feb. 5, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Sorenson 360 Powers Video On New McCain Campaign Site

John McCain campaign's "video supporter wall" allows site visitors to publish video comments directly from their camcorder or webcam using Sorenson 360
Thurs., Feb. 4, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

ViVu Brings Video Collaboration to Skype

VuRoom lets Skype users initiate multi-participant videoconferences including slides, embedded video, and desktop sharing.
Wed., Jan. 21, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Nominations Open for 2010 Streaming Media All-Stars

Submit your nomination now for the who's-who of online video.
Fri., Jan. 15, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Editor's Note: Smartnering

Roku Announces Channel Store

Content from blip.tv, Revision3, Pandora, and others now available via the set-top box.
Mon., Nov. 23, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Streaming Media West News Roundup

News, insights, and interviews from last week's Streaming Media West and Online Video Platform Summit events in San Jose

The Envelope Please: The 2009 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Award Winners

The winners of the third-annual Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards were announced tonight at a reception in San Jose as part of the Streaming Media West and Online Video Platform Summit events.
Wed., Nov. 18, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Live from San Jose: Streaming Media West and the Online Video Platform Summit

We'll be streaming Jeremy Allaire's keynote from the Online Video Platform Summit as well as the Readers' Choice Awards reception on Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Fri., Nov. 13, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

VidCompare Puts Online Video Platform Comparison Shopping At Your Fingertips

Launched last month, the VidCompare site lets users search and compare from among 58 online video platform providers to find the solution that best fits their needs.
Mon., Nov. 9, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Coming In February: The 2010 Streaming Media Industry Sourcebook

It's our biggest and (we hope) best issue of the year. But don't take our word for it; click here to see what one of our Streaming Media magazine subscribers has to say about it.
Thurs., Oct. 29, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Announcing the 2009 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Finalists

More than 5,000 votes were cast for more than 200 products, companies, and services in this year's awards. Click here to see the finalists in each of our 22 categories.
Wed., Oct. 28, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Editor's Note: Who Says Print is Dead?

Encoding.com Brings Cloud Transcoding to the Desktop

Users can now drag and drop files into an Adobe AIR application right on their desktops, with transcoding taking place in the cloud.
Thurs., Oct. 22, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

The Envelope Please: The 2009 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Award Winners

The winners of the inaugural Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards were announced last night at Streaming Media Europe.

Conference Preview: Streaming Media Europe 2009

Keynotes from Disney, ITN On, informitv, and the IAB UK highlight this year's event, coming up in London in October. Click here for video interviews with two of the keynoters.

Voting Now Open for the 2009 Streaming Media U.S. Readers' Choice Awards

Now in its third year, the only awards in the industry that are chosen by the people who actually use the products and services they're voting for.
Wed., Sept. 9, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Announcing the 2009 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards Finalists

More than 5,500 votes were cast for more than 200 products—here are the top three vote-getters in each category.
Mon., Sept. 7, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

BitGravity and Episodic Partner with Showtime for International MMA Webcast

BitGravity and Episodic are helping Showtime deliver the first global Strikeforce: All Access event on Saturday, with multiple camera feeds and social media integration.
Fri., Aug. 14, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Editor's Note: Blame It on the Blockbuster

Why do we focus on what online isn't built to do—the big blockbuster video event?

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2009 Readers' Choice Awards

We've revamped the categories for year's Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards, and we're accepting nominations in all of them until August 31.
Mon, Aug. 3, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Adobe Strobe Goes Open Source

Now called Open Source Media Framework, Adobe's Strobe aims to help developers more easily build media players optimized for the Flash platform.
Tues., July 21, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

The Reinvention of ViewCast

Long known as a hardware company, ViewCast is redefining itself as a complete media management offering since its acquisition of Ancept Media Server earlier this year.
Mon., July 20, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Delve Introduces Self-Service Online Video Platform

Basic, but not bare-bones, Delve's new service offers a solid entry point for customers to get in the online video game.
Mon., July 13, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Accordent Introduces Completely New Version of Media Management System

Rebuilt from the ground up using Microsoft's .NET framework, Accordent Media Management System V 3 offers expanded reporting capabilities, increased scalability, and more flexibility.
Tues., June 16, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Editor's Note: Hey Kids, Let's Put on a Show! It's So Crazy, It Just Might Work

The success of this year's Streaming Media East conference has led to the launch of a new show: the Online Video Platform Summit.

Larry Kless to Co-Chair Online Video Platform Summit

Larry Kless will help assemble the program for the new Online Video Platform Summit, to be held concurrent with Streaming Media West in November.
Thurs., June 11, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Blackwave Announces R6 Video Storage and Delivery Appliance

Blackwave claims its combination of off-the-shelf hardware and proprietary software lets the R6 appliance offer 10X performance improvements over traditional storage and delivery; CDNetworks is the first announced customer.
Tues., June 9, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Clear Channel Moves to Flash

Radio industry giant Clear Channel announced today that it's switching to Adobe's Flash for its more-than-850 stations' internet radio delivery.
Mon., June 8, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

RealNetworks Announces Linux Netbook Licensing Agreement

RealPlayer for Mobile Devices can now be pre-installed on Linux Instant-On OS Netbooks, including Ubuntu devices.
Tues., June 2, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Tremor Media Introduces New Interactive Ad Format

Called vChoice, the format includes a menu of clickable options after a short teaser.
Tues., June 2, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

New Systems From NewTek

The XD300 represents the NewTek TriCaster's first foray into live HD switching, while the 3PLAY aims to make instant replay more affordable.
Tues., May 26, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Elemental Introduces GPU-Based Video Processing System

Already in use at Brightcove, the beta Elemental Server uses massively parallel GPUs for H.264 and VC-1 output.
Wed., May 20, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

More News Now on StreamingMedia.com

We'll now be delivering more breaking news, in addition to the features, reviews, how-to articles, and analysis we've always offered.
Wed., May 20, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

What's In a Name? Mogulus Becomes Livestream

Looking to better convey its value proposition, online video platform Mogulus changes its name to Livestream and introduces a new web-based application.
Tues., May 19, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Qumu Releases Open-Source Silverlight Mutlicast Plug-In

New plug-in developed by Qumu and Microsoft enables multicast for Silverlight in enterprise deployments.
Mon., May 11, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Entone and VUDU: Pay TV Meets Over-the-Top Video

The announcement that IPTV hardware manufacturer Entone is partnering with VUDU suggests that the competition between pay TV services and over-the-top video providers might soon turn into cooperation.
Tues., May 5, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

NAB 2009 Highlights

Attendance was down, but that was good news for people who made the trip to NAB this year. Easy access to vendors provided plenty of "eureka" moments, particularly in the areas of mobile video and automated transcoding.
Tues., April 28, by Tim Siglin and Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

The 2009 Streaming Media All-Stars

Our annual team of the most innovative, influential, and important players in the online video arena.
Fri., April 10, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Editor's Note: Bullish on Online Video

Despite the struggling economy, the world of online video is still a good place to be.

Editor's Note: No Limits

Live webcasts of President Obama's inauguration revealed the promise and limitations of streaming media.

Editor's Note: User-Generated Politics

How the YouTube generation turned the 2008 Presidential election upside-down, and not just for the Obama campaign.
Mon., Jan. 19, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Nominations Now Being Accepted for the 2009 Streaming Media All-Stars

Who are the most important, interesting, and innovative people in the world of online video? We're now accepting your nominations for this year's Streaming Media All-Star team.
Tues., Jan. 13, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

CDNetworks, Widevine Announce Partnership

CDNetworks customers now have access to Widevine's DRM solutions, which cover Windows Media, Silverlight, and Flash, in addition to QuickTime and Real.
Fri., Jan. 9, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Editor's Note: Standard Time

DRM and video formats and players are among the most hotly debated topics in streaming media. But the question those in the field should really be asking is, "Why have competing video formats at all?"

The 2008 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Winners

Faces familiar and new were among the winners announced Wednesday evening at the Streaming Media West in San Jose, Calif.
Thurs., Sept. 25, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Amazon Web Services, YouTube Kick Off Streaming Media West 2008

Speakers from the two game-changing companies addressed the challenges and opportunities facing the online video market.
Tues., Sept. 23, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Editor's & Publisher's Note: Growing Up

As Streaming Media magazine expands into Europe, its editor and publisher look back at its past an forward to its future.

The 2008 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Finalists

The votes are in—all 3,893 of them—and the finalists have been chosen for the 2008 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards. Read on to see which companies, products, and services topped readers' lists this year.
Fri., Aug. 29, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Editor's Note: No Doubt

The 2008 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards and other announcements from the editor's desk

Readers' Choice Awards Voting Opens Today

Voting opens today for our second annual awards. Almost 200 products and services have been nominated in 20 categories. Each voter will be entered to win an 8GB iPhone.
Mon., July 28, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Nomination Period for Readers' Choice Awards Extended

Due to popular demand, the nominations process will now remain open until Friday, July 25, and reader voting will begin on Monday, July 28.
Tues., July 22, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

2008 Readers' Choice Awards: Call for Nominations

Last year, more than 3,000 people voted in the inaugural Readers' Choice Awards. This year's awards feature a new, expanded list of categories. Nominations are due by July 21, so get yours in today.
Thurs., July 10, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Monetization Dominates Digital Media Conference Discussions

Whether the panel was adressing online video, mobile entertainment, or digital music, talk inevitably turned to monetization models and potential at Thursday's Digital Media Conference, which included keynote speakers from Google and Fox Interactive.
Thursday, June 26, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Editor's Note: Don't Call It a Comeback

Whether his venture succeeds or fails, the involvement of an A-list Hollywood star like David Caruso in a streaming video startup says volumes about the level of attention online video is receiving these days.

A Whole New Lexicon: David Caruso Launches Online Video Company

CSI: Miami actor David Caruso has joined forces with two streaming industry veterans, Nils Lahr—one of the original architects of Windows Media—and Frank Nein, to launch a new online video initiative, Lexicon Digital.
Tues., June 10, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Highwinds Rolls Out Reporting and Content Management Upgrades

The latest version of Highwinds' StrikeTracker dashboard includes faster and more detailed analytics, enhanced content protection, and self-service live event provisioning.
Mon., May 19, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Editor's Note: Beyond the Bottom Line

As StreamingMedia.com celebrates 10 years, Oprah and Operation MySpace make webcasting history.

The 2008 Streaming Media All-Stars

In honor of StreamingMedia.com's tenth anniversary, we picked a team of the most influential and important—though often underrecognized—people in our industry. So who made the team?

2008 Streaming Media Editors' Picks

For the 2008 Streaming Media Industry Sourcebook, which mailed last week, our writers made their annual picks of the most notable products and services released in the past year.
Friday, March 21, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Editor's Note: Continuing Education

Our goal in the streaming industry should be for video to be just another business and communication tool, like the fax machine. Streaming's not there yet, but the 4EVER Group's video clips remind us that the tools of our trade have become both ubiquitous and simple enough that people are able to use them while still focusing on the tools of their trades.

Coming Soon: The Streaming Media All-Stars

This year, Streaming Media magazine will honor the most influential people from the past 10 years, and we're looking for help from you.
Tues., Jan. 29, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Commentary: State of the Union

The Hollywood writers' union strike reveals just how much TV and movie studios are counting on online video for future revenues. As usual, though, writers are having to fight for their fair share.
Fri., Nov. 30, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

The 2007 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Winners

The inaugural Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards garnered nearly 120 nominations and votes from more than 3,000 readers. And the winners are . . .
Fri., Oct. 19, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Streaming Media Europe: It's About Quality, Not Quantity

London—on its best weather behavior—was the setting for this week’s European event. Though the show is considerably smaller than its U.S. counterparts, the quality of the conference sessions themselves often surpassed what we get stateside.

Editor's Note: Is There Anybody Alive Out There?

Like so many other albums, Bruce Springsteen's Magic "leaked" almost a month before its release date, to the chagrin of the record label and the delight of fans. But as people download more content in solitude, either legally or illegally, are we losing out on something more important?
Tues., Oct. 2, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

The 2007 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards

The virtual polls open today for readers to pick the best of the best products, services, and technologies in sixteen categories.
Mon., Aug. 20, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Wowza Media Continues to Grow

Approaching 1,500 licensees, the Wowza Media Server has become a bona fide competitor to Flash Media Server by offering solid performance at a reduced price.
Tues., July 10, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Pando Introduces Streaming Service

The popular peer-to-peer file sharing platform claims it has more than 8 million users. It’s now pursuing content publishers to reach that installed base with its Pando Publisher streaming service.
Mon., June 25, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

New Kids in Town: Adobe Media Player and Microsoft Silverlight take online video into new territory

Adobe Media Player and Microsoft Silverlight take online video into a new territory.

Editor's Note: Hot Enough for Ya?

Whether you were a content publisher or a technology geek, there was a palpable sense that Streaming Media East was the place to be this year.

Streaming Media East 2007: Emphasis on the Enterprise

Announcements from Accordent and Media Publisher highlight the news coming out of Streaming Media East this week, sending a clear message that enterprise streaming is as strong as ever.
Tues., May 15, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Microsoft Announces Silverlight Streaming and More at MIX07

In the opening keynote of its second annual developer and designer conference in Las Vegas, Microsoft revealed more details about Silverlight, including Silverlight Streaming and some very cool features in Expression Media Encoder.
Mon., April 30, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

NAB 2007: Major Announcements from Microsoft and Adobe Shake Up the World of Online Video

With Microsoft’s introduction of Silverlight and Adobe’s announcement of the Adobe Media Player, it’s the beginning of a whole new era in online video delivery and consumption.
Mon., April 16, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Commentary--Viacom vs. GooTube: Napster All Over Again?

Viacom's lawsuit against Google and YouTube is no surprise. What is a surprise, though, is that those in the entertainment industry still don't seem to understand that content sharing helps them more than hurts them.
Mon., Mar. 26, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Editor's Note: You Who?

Time and the technology behind user-generated content

2007 Editors' Picks

Neal Page, Founder and CEO of Inlet Technologies

Streaming Media Then and Now

Microsoft Announces Windows Presentation Foundation Everywhere and Expression Studio

New tools for video encoding and management, as well as cross-platform rich media integration, show renewed commitment to video in Redmond.
Mon., Dec. 4, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Editor's Note: The More Things Change...

Excellence in the Enterprise

In the enterprise, however, the ROI is proven, as the following case studies—think of this article as a “virtual panel presentation,” if you will—attest. The experiences of each organization—Lockheed Martin, Target, Verizon, and Wachovia—reveal different challenges and successes in the enterprise space.

Excellence in the Enterprise

Four streaming pros share their expertise and the lessons they've learned in implementing successful video communications initiatives in their organizations.

Internap Acquires VitalStream

The network services provider agreed to purchase the CDN in a stock-only deal valued at $217 million.
Thurs., Oct. 12, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Ben Waggoner, Program Manager, Microsoft Codec Team

What's New in Windows Media

Rod Bacon, President and Co-founder of Media Publisher, Inc.

Streaming in the Enterprise

CBS To Stream Prime-Time Shows for Free

Following in ABC's footsteps, the network will post episodes with commercials on its website the morning after they air.
Wed., Aug. 16, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Google to Distribute MTV Networks Video Content Over AdSense Network

The deal, which includes shows from MTV and Nickelodeon, marks the first time Google will deliver ad-supported video clips on AdSense.
Sunday, Aug. 6, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Shelly Palmer, Author of Television Disrupted

Network TV vs. Networked TV

Limelight Networks and Panther Express Each Announce Major Funding Rounds

Goldman Sachs invests $130 million in Limelight Networks, while Greylock funds Panther Express with $6 million.
Wed., July 26, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Scot McLernon, SVP of Advertising, CBS Digital Media

The Online Video Advertising Landscape

Gerrit Meier, Clear Channel Online Radio and Music's Senior VP and General Manager

The State of Internet Radio

Kristie Bouryal, Associated Press's Deputy Director of U.S. Online Newspapers

Bridging the Gap between Print and Video

Suranga Chandratillake, Founder and CTO, blinkx

Maximizing the Potential of Video Search

Burst.com Files Suit Against Apple

More than a year after settling with Microsoft, it's déjà vu all over again as the two companies battle it out in court over Burst's video and audio delivery patents.
Wed. April 19, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

ABC To Offer Hit Shows Online—For Free

Desperate Housewives and Lost are among the shows the network plans to stream, with ads, the day after they air on broadcast TV.
by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

comScore Sets New Standards for Streaming Media Measurement

By providing precise demographic information, the market research firm offers reliable data to help advertisers better understand their markets and make smart buying decisions.
by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Mirror Image Adds Rollover Pricing, Gets Rid of Overage Fees

Taking a cue from the wireless industry's pricing models, the company hopes its new TotalValuePlan "matures the market," says COO Rozen.

Sony and GlowPoint Announce Availability of IVE

IP-based communication service aims to free two-way video from the conference room

Streaming Media East 2005 Wrap-Up

The first of two reports from the conference and trade show reveals that the world of streaming and rich media delivery is healthier than ever.

Speedera and Macromedia Partner for Secure Flash Video Delivery

Bypassing DRM, companies hope to simplify content protection for both live and on-demand video and audio.

Streaming the Grammys

With a mix of rehearsal and backstage footage, the 47th Annual Grammy Awards hope to top last year’s record of more than one million viewers of its “awards week” streaming content.

Grokster Enters Web Radio Market

Company teams with Mercora to combine peer-to-peer, streaming music service with social networking and search components.

Webcast Metrics Releases Its First Internet Radio Ratings Report

Distributed processing allows for scalable and exact reporting of stations’ audience reach.

IBM’s Open Framework Announcement Highlights Streaming Media West 2004

From the infrastructure to the handheld, this year’s show was all about collaboration.

Courtroom Connect Streams Disney’s Defense

Courtroom Connect is delivering both live and on-demand audio and video from the courtroom to more than 60 users in the media, financial, and legal communities.

Meet the New Draft, Same as the Old Draft

The U.S. Copyright Office has proposed an alternative to the much-criticized “Induce Act.” But critics say it does little to change the fact that the bill would essentially undercut the landmark 1984 Betamax decision.

Macromedia Introduces Flash Video Kit

The Flash Video extension allows users of Dreamweaver to select media, choose streaming or progressive download, select from six different skins, and specify video playback options.

DivX Releases Version 5.2

Along with the usual promises—better image quality, faster encoding speeds—DivX has built in several new features designed to make the codec more appealing to both the PC and CE markets.

Squeeze Play: Sorenson's New Encoding Suite Hits the Mark

With a brand-new interface, batch processing, and more output formats than ever, the Squeeze 4 Compression Suite will be a force to be reckoned with in the ever-competitive encoder market.

New MPEG-4 Webcaster Tops List of New Products at InfoComm 04

Envivio introduced its 4Forum MPEG-4 solution, while Sonic Foundry unveiled two new Mediasite recorders and ViewCast expanded its Niagara offerings in Atlanta.

Taking Care of Business, In a Flash

With almost universal compatibility and near-zero buffering, Macromedia Flash Video lets streaming and Web developers focus on what really matters: customized branding and a seamless user experience.

Streaming Media East 2004: Acacia Still a Hot-Button Issue

Acacia is still pursuing streaming providers who it claims violate its patents, going after small firms while leaving the "big three"—Microsoft, Apple, and Real—alone. Acacia's Robert Berman defended the company's actions, but didn't address some of the most pressing questions.

The Best of Streaming Media East 2004 Part2

Last week, we shared highlights from the show's Content track. This week, here's a look at some of the more notable issues from Streaming Media East's Business track, including sessions on Internet radio, security, and the future of enterprise streaming.

Workshops Kick Off Streaming Media East 2004

In their pre-show seminars, Steve Mack offered a primer in "best practices for streaming," while Nico McLane walked her audience through three real-life scenarios.